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Hyphaene thebaica is distributed from Senegal and Gambia eastwards to Somalia, and is especially common between latitudes 8°N and 12°N. The Beneficial Dietary Hypotensive and Hypolipidaemic Effects of Hyphaene Thebaica (Doum). The Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine. Volume 7 . The doum palm (Hyphaene thebaica) is a type palm tree which has a wood texture and has edible oval fruits and the origin native to upper Egypt. The trunk of.

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Detailed Scientific Description Dioecious tree up to 20 m tall, with dichotomous branching; trunk solitary, up to 40 cm in diameter, soon thebzica into 2 branches, which may divide again to give 8 —16 crowns, yhphaene of the trunk covered with leaf bases breaking up into fibres near the base of the trunk.

Our results showed that Doum caused a significant decrease in systolic and diastolic blood pressure towards normal values which is consistent with the results of Sharaf et al. Only in the most favorable locations it can grow taller and develop a modest aboveground trunk. LDL poses a risk for cardiovascular disease when it invades the endothelium and becomes oxidized, since the oxidized form is more easily retained by the arterial proteoglycans starting the formation of atheromatous plaques.

It is a native to the Arabian Peninsula and also to the northern half of Africa [2] where it is widely distributed and tends to grow in places where groundwater is present.


Anticancer activity of doum fruit extracts Free radicals can react with biomolecules, causing extensive damage to DNA, protein, and lipid, which are considered to be related to aging, degenerative diseases of aging, cancer [ 4849 ].

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The red arrow and the text in red emphasize hyphaenw importance of phenolic compounds, other reactive oxygen species ROS. The doum palm fruit-dates are also known in Eritrea as Akat, or Akaat in the Tigre language. Table 1 and figure 1 showed that at the end of 3 months of the study there was highly significant P Figure 1 Table 1: Also, the aqueous ethanolic extract of doum leaves appeared to be hyphzene potent scavenger of reactive oxygen species [ 41 ].

The wood fibre cells are 0. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. However, blending with kenaf bark pulp gave paper suitable for writing and printing. This page was last modified The phenolic content of htebaica was determined by using HPLC and recorded the presence of four major compounds correspond to Gallic acid, Quercetin glucoside, Kaempferol rhamnoglucoside, Dimethyoxy quercetin rhamnoglucoside, respectively.

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Hyphaene thebaica

Olive oil and red wine antioxidant polyphenols inhibit endothelial activation: The highest germination for freshly-collected seeds was obtained with mechanically-scarified seeds soaked in water for 3 days.

There was a problem with your submission. Blood pressure control should include the following interventions Oxman, In Egypt, the fruit is sold in herbalist shops and tuebaica popular among children. Therefore, doum administration declines the oxidative damage and the renal interstitial fibrosis in rats [ 60 ].


This shrubby Hyphaene populates salt flats, in some places it even seems to grow on encrusted salt banks, where the ground looks white, as if covered in freshly fallen snow, a most incredible sight especially when you can feel the unbelievable heat tnebaica characterizes this area. This chapter evidently reveals that the doum leaf and fruit extracts are effective antimicrobial and pharmacological agents.

Biological Activities of the Doum Palm (Hyphaene thebaica L.) Extract and Its Bioactive Components

All parts of the tree are useful, but probably the most important product is the leaves. Persons who carry fat mainly around their waist are more likely to develop obesity-related health problems. Antifungal activities of seven West African Combretaceae used in traditional medicine.

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Polyphenolics and fat absorption. Author Information Ahmed A. Discussion The use of some plants as medicinal plant is due to the presence of flavonoids polyphenols and saponins, hence the use of Doum, which is rich in flavonoids and saponins, in folk medicine is not surprising.

This chapter focuses on the biological activities and beneficial effects of the Doum palm extract and its bioactive components in humans. Physical constants measured include: